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The Parent Education Series is a leading provider of inclusive, high-quality education for parents/caregivers, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members. Founded in 2006, our organization has reached over 120,000 attendees on critical issues—mental health, substance abuse, digital media, and more—that impact the health, safety, and well-being of children and teens. 
 
The Parent Education Series is a program of The Parent Venture, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 
 
 
2022-2023 Parent Education Series
 
Upcoming Events: 
 
Learning by Heart: Creating “Innovation-Ready” Students for the Future
Tony Wagner, PhD, Bestselling Author, Global Education Expert
 
Thursday, October 6, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Online Event (Live)
 
 
In a world where knowledge has become a free commodity, students need the capacity to solve problems creatively—in a word, to innovate. Tony Wagner, PhD, global expert in education and bestselling author of The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators, will discuss how we can prepare our students to bring the skills of innovation to whatever they do.
 
Parents/caregivers, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
This special event is sponsored by generous donors from the Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation and the San Mateo County Office of Education, in partnership with The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org.
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The Stolen Year: How Covid Changed Children’s Lives, and Where We Go Now
Anya Kamenetz, Writer, Speaker, NPR Education Reporter
 
Thursday, October 13, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Online Event (Live)
 
 
The cost of closing our schools for so long during COVID, made with good intentions, has not yet been fully reckoned with. NPR education reporter Anya Kamenetz shows how the pandemic disrupted children’s lives—and how our country failed to put our children first.
 
Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
This presentation is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Peninsula Health Care District, in partnership with The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org
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Fentanyl Prevention Education: How to Help Teens Make Healthy Decisions (English)
Stacey Wisniewski, Prevention Solutions, Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Online Event (Live)
 
 
Join Stacey Wisniewski, Senior Prevention Specialist, Prevention Solutions, Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation, to understand the risks of intentional and unintentional fentanyl use among adolescents. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is an international leader in prevention science and education practices.
 
Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org
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Past Events: 
 
The Upside of Stress: Why Stress is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It
Kelly McGonigal, PhD, Stanford Psychologist, Author of The Upside of Stress
 
Thursday, September 22, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Online Event (Live)
 
 
While most of us do everything we can to reduce or avoid stress, Stanford health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, PhD, delivers a startling message: Stress isn’t all bad. New research shows that stress can make us stronger, smarter, and happier—if we learn how to embrace it.
 
Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available. This presentation is sponsored by the M-A PTA, Sequoia Union High School DistrictSequoia Healthcare DistrictPeninsula Health Care District, and The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org
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High School 101: Helping Students Prepare for a Successful High School Experience
Ana Homayoun, Author, Educator, and Founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting
Allia Griffin, PhD, Lecturer, Department of Ethnic Studies, Santa Clara University
 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 6:30pm – 7:30pm PT, Virtual Event (Live)
 
 
Join Ana Homayoun, author and founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, and Allia Griffin, PhD, award-winning lecturer at Santa Clara University, for an informative conversation on preparing your students for high school and beyond.
 
Parents/caregivers, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission.
This presentation is sponsored by Fremont Union High Schools Foundation - Parent Resource Network, in collaboration with The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), cmargot@parentventure.org, or Fremont Union High Schools Foundation – Parent Resource Network, info@fuhsfoundation.org.
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How to Help Kids Develop Their Emotional Vocabulary
Deborah Farmer Kris, Educator, Author, Founder of Parenthood365
 
Thursday, September 29, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Virtual Event (Live)
 
 
We all want to raise kind and thoughtful kids – children who can reach out with compassion and bounce back from challenges. That’s why we need to attend to their emotional development.
 
Join Deborah Farmer Kris – educator, child development expert, and author of “You Have Feelings All the Time” – to learn more about the science of emotion and how everyone benefits when we learn how to name, normalize, and navigate our feelings.
 
Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available. This presentation is sponsored by Redwood City School DistrictSequoia Union High School DistrictSequoia Healthcare District, and The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org